A cough will usually clear up on its own within 3 to 4 weeks.
There’s usually no need to see a GP.
You could also try:
There’s limited evidence to show these work.
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Hot lemon with honey has a similar effect to cough medicines.
These will not stop your cough, but will help you cough less.
Decongestants and cough medicines containing codeine will not stop your cough.
To find out what’s causing your cough, your GP might:
Most coughs are caused by a cold or flu.
Other causes include:
A cough is very rarely a sign of something serious like lung cancer.
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